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An acoustic instrument consisting of a sounding box with one string and a movable bridge, used to study musical tones.

[Middle English monocorde, from Old French, from Medieval Latin monochordum, from Greek monokhordon : mono-, mono- + khordē, string; see cord.]


(General Physics) an instrument employed in acoustic analysis or investigation, consisting usually of one string stretched over a resonator of wood. Also called: sonometer
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin, from Greek monokhordon, from mono- + khordē string]


(ˈmɒn əˌkɔrd)

an acoustical instrument dating from antiquity, consisting of an oblong wooden sounding box usu. with a single string, used for the mathematical determination of musical intervals.
[1375–1425; < Medieval Latin monochordum < Greek monóchordon, n. use of neuter of monóchordos with one string. See mono-, chord1]
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In the final section Wood examines allusions to music, performance, and sound within such poems as "The Sea-Limits," "The Monochord," and "For an Allegorical Dance of Women.
For example, Ulrich presents the monochord almost as a sort of forgotten instrument that shares similarities in construction to the hummel.
The Monochord in Ancient Greek Harmonic Science, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
No cross reference is too remote, be it the monochord demonstrating the numeric order of music or the aesthetics of dome structures and catenaries developed by Frei Otto.
At night Under the tent And the monochord guitar The old man sings To Oumar Ba senior, A refrain of the elders Heard of even in Bloomington.
In Lab B, your students will recreate an old experiment by turning their guitar into a monochord.
Apart from the ancient art, there is also an ethnographical component of the show, including a monochord and clothing that belonged to the imperial family, provided in cooperation with a museum of ethnography in Vienna that co-organized the event.
Nicholas of Cusa, for instance, wrote that rithmomachia was to arithmetic as the monochord was to music, and the author of the doggerel poem De vetula (ascribed, incongruously, to Ovid in the Middle Ages) described it as the "flower and fruit of arithmetic," (41) not just an aid to its comprehension.
Two aspects in particular set the style of De musica apart from other treatises: his long digression and commentary on part of Guido of Arezzo's influential treatise Micrologus, and his discussion of a diagram that purported to show the relationship between the tetrachords and the modes in conjunction with the monochord.
SONIA SLANY Monochord Music (Village Life): Yes, I know it's a pretty small category, but where else can this double CD be placed?
The monochord "was deliberately designed and built to conduct experiments regarding the relation of the length of the string to the pitch of the sound," Dimarogonas suggests.
The House of Life sequence is replete with terminology related to musical performance, including references to instruments (hautboy, harp, lute, monochord), performers (minstrel, daughters of the daybreak, bird, sirens), techniques (modulation, choral consonancy, wave, echoes, silence), and compositions (voluntary, air, tune, strain, song, ditties, dirges, vesper-song) in addition to musical titles ("Broken Music," "The Song-Throe," "The Monochord," "Death's Songsters").